SANTA BARBARA CHIC
EST. 2008
I started this blog a decade ago when I was a wedding designer as a way to share trends with brides. Eventually, the blog became my sole focus and I began to produce orginial content in 2010. Now, I work with a variety of lifestyle brands as a prop stylist and set dresser. Below is my recent prop styling work and over 1200+ posts of back content.

"You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have."
- Maya Angelou

Prop Styling December 13, 2018 Ayesha Curry
for
Cheeky Kids
Photo styling for kitchens, and interiors, in general, is one of my favorite things. I mean who doesn't want to buy all their fantasy kitchen decor? This project was extra special since it was for C...
Prop Styling December 2, 2018 Lifestyle Props
for
Men’s Wearhouse
Looks like a work day... Recent lifestyle prop styling for Men's Wearhouse. I sourced a variety of masculine office supplies and modern office furniture for these shots. Probably my favorite prop is...
Prop Styling for Apparel November 30, 2018 Prop Styling for Fashion Prop styling for fashion shoots are always a fun experience. For Sacoor Brothers I styled a chic French-style breakfast complete with croissants, fresh OJ, french press, berries, and brie. For the o... Prop Styling November 23, 2018 Prop Styling for Food For the new lifestyle website Haplok I had so much fun prop styling the cookbook portion of the site. Above, is one of my favorite shots, cheesy lobster paired with mac 'n cheese. For the backdrop... Black & White November 23, 2018 Prop Styling for Interiors I had some much fun prop styling these interiors spaces for Sable sheets. Propping for this shoot was mainly about making the sheets look perfect, which involved a lot of steaming and t-pins. To a... Art Direction July 8, 2018 Preppy Hamptons BBQ Lifestyle Inspiration The Principles of Styling workshop is mixture of lecture and hands-on learning. In the morning I gave a lecture on the principles and talked about how to style detail shots as well as how to produ... Flat Lay Prop Styling June 19, 2018 Prop Styling
for
Tabletop Products
Flat lay prop styling is one of my favorite genres of styling. So when my friend Kate asked me to style entertaining and lifestyle themed product shots for her fine tabletop rental company, The Ark,...
Lifestyle Editorial May 30, 2018 Food Editorial
with
Chef Michael Cimarusti
I'm super excited to have prop styled for a food editorial with amazing Chef Michael Cimarusti for Coastal Living's October 2017 issue. His annual party, Seafood-palooza, became the subject of this ...
Editorial Wedding Inspiration April 20, 2018 Prop Styling
for
Men’s Wearhouse
It was such an honor to prop style for Men's Wearhouse latest wedding campaign. For the art direction, I was asked to pull chic wedding props to go with our location the Paramount Theater in Oakland...
Pink March 18, 2018 Prop Styling for Shoes It was so much fun prop styling for shoes for the new company, Kate Whitcomb. I have a pretty well documented love of shoes (ahem, Shoesday) so when I got the inquiry, I was super pumped. Kate's sho...